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Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

Caves and Mines, Climbing, Indoor and Outdoor
Profile iconAges 4+
Location iconKeswick
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Woman on rope ladder in cavern at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata in Keswick

Attraction Information

Go overground, underground and simply get grubby at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata.

Your journey begins with a fully guided tour into the mine itself, following a team of experts who know all there is to know about the gloomy depths. They’ll reveal the current workings of the site and how traditional methods are still the best way to extract slate formed some 400 million years ago!

All the way above ground - waaay above ground - is the Via Ferrata, which was traditionally the way workers would travel up and over the steep outer incline on inbuilt ladders. So far, so terrifying! Not to worry though as the route is totally safe so you and your team of mini miners (over 10) can follow the Via Ferrata Classic, tiptoe across the Infiniti Bridge or take on the Via Ferrata Xtreme.

  • Tour the depths of a traditional mine
  • Dare your way onto the Via Ferreta
  • Learn loads in a sensory adventure

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Via Ferrata from £40.00
Climb The Mine from £40.00
Infinity Bridge from £25.00
Mine Tours from £9.50
All Day Pass from £47.00

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Honister Pass,
CA12 5XN,

Phone number

017687 77230


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